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Volunteers hold on for 71-63 win over NC to sweep series
JEREMY FOWLER HAD HIS second consecutive 26-point game in North Centrals loss to rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night.
Andrew Jackson grabbed the early lead against North Central and held onto the advantage throughout the game en route to a 71-63 victory over the visiting Knights in a non-region basketball game played on Friday in Kershaw.The eight-point victory gave the host Volunteers a sweep of the two-game season series between the two rivals.Andy Johnson’s troops fell to 3-6 on the season with the setback.AJ carried a 19-14 lead into the second quarter and added a point to its cushion at halftime carrying a 36-30 advantage into the locker room at intermission. The Knights chopped a point off the deficit, trailing 47-42 entering a final eight minutes of play in which the hosts outscored NC, 24-21.For the second straight game, North Central senior forward Jeremy Fowler led the Knights with 26 points. He scored 26 in a loss to Lugoff-Elgin last Wednesday night.